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Cone Bearing Evergreens - Hemlocks
The Eastern hemlocks have their leaves arranged in a flat spray, silvery white underneath, by pale lines on the underside of the flat blunt-pointed blade.
Cone Bearing Evergreens - Sequoias
Nowhere else in the world are conifers found in such extensive forests and in such superlative vigor and stupendous size as in the states that border the Pacific Ocean. California is particularly the paradise of the conifers.
Cone Bearing Evergreens - Arbor Vitaes
This is the best arbor-vitae for ornamental planting. Its success in Europe is very striking, and from European nurseries it has been successfully re-introduced into the United States, where it is hardy and vigorous.
Cone Bearing Evergreens - Incense Cedar
One tree, so magnificent in proportions that it ranks among the giants in our Western forests, stands as the sole American representative of its genus. Its nearest relatives are the arbor-vitaes, sequoias, and the bald cypress of the South.
Cone Bearing Evergreens - Cypresses
Cypress wood is soft, light brown, durable, and easily worked. Quantities of it are shipped north and used in the manufacture of doors and interior finishing of houses, for fencing, railroad ties, cooperage, and shingles.
Cone Bearing Evergreens - Juniper
The sign by which the junipers are most easily distinguished from other evergreens, is the juicy berries instead of cones. In some species these are red, but they are mostly blue or blue-black.
Cone Bearing Evergreens - Larches, Or Tamaracks
The notable characteristic of the small genus, larix, is that the narrow leaves are shed in the autumn. Here is a tall pyramidal conifer which is not evergreen.
Trees - The Palms
Palms are tropical plants related to lilies on one hand and grasses on the other. One hundred genera and about one thousand species compose a family in which tree forms rarely occur.
Holy Land Invitation
It is easy to find Palestine. It lies in the southeast corner of the Mediterranean coast, where the sea in the midst of the nations, makes a great elbow between Asia Minor and Egypt.
Moving Pictures
The kinematograph pictures are ended, for I am in Palestine, on the first of April, just fifteen days from home.
Holy Land Rendezvous
Will my friends be here to meet me, I wonder ? This is the question which presses upon me more closely than anything else, I must confess, as I set foot for the first time upon the sacred soil of Palestine.
Going Up To Jerusalem - Excellency Of Sharon
YOU understand that what we had before us in this first stage of our journey was a very simple proposition. The distance from Jaffa to Jerusalem is fifty miles by railway and forty miles by carriage-road.
Going Up To Jerusalem - Strength Of The Hills
As we lift the canvas curtains and come out of our pavilions, the sun is just topping the eastern hills, and all the field around us glittering with immense drops of dew.
Gates Of Zion
OUT of the medley of our first impressions of Jerusalem one fact emerges like an island from the sea : it is a city that is lifted up.
Gates Of Zion - Camp In The Olive Grove
THE place of our encampment is peaceful and friendly, without being remote or secluded. The grove is large and free from all undergrowth: the trunks of the ancient olive-trees are gnarled and massive, the foliage soft and tremulous.
Gates Of Zion - Streets Of Jerusalem
OUTSIDE the gates we ride, for the roads which encircle the city wall and lead off to the north and south and east and west, are fairly broad and smooth. But within the gates we walk, for the streets are narrow, steep and slippery, and to attempt them on horseback is to travel with an anxious mind.
Mizpah - Judgment Seat Of Samuel
MIZPAH of Benjamin stands to the northwest: the sharpest peak in the Judean range, crowned with a ragged, dusty village and a small mosque.
Mount Of Olives - The Hill That Jesus Loved
WE had seen from Mizpah the sharp ridge of the Mount of Olives, rising beyond Jerusalem. Our road thither from the camp led us around the city, past the Damascus Gate, and the royal grottoes, and Herod's Gate, and the Tower of the Storks, and St. Stephen's Gate, down into the Valley of the Brook Kidron.
Mount Of Olives - Garden Of Gethsemane
Jesus met the spirit of despair in the Garden of Gethsemane; and after that meeting, the cross had no terrors for Him, because He had already endured them; the grave no fear, because He had already conquered it.
Bethlehem
A SPARKLING morning followed a showery night, and all the little red and white and yellow flowers were lifting glad faces to the sun as we took the highroad to Bethlehem.
On The Road To Hebron
All through the night we could hear the passers-by shouting and singing along the Hebron road. There was one un-known traveller whose high-pitched, quavering Arab song rose far away, and grew louder as he approached, and passed us in a whirlwind of lugubrious music, and tapered slowly off into distance and silence—a chant a mile long.
Hebron - Tenting Ground Of Abraham
HEBRON lies three thousand feet above the sea, and is one of the ancient market-places and shrines of the world. From time immemorial it has been a holy town, a busy town, and a turbulent town.
The Temple - The Dome Of The Rock
A traveller in Palestine, if he had wings, could easily pass through the whole land by short flights from the summit of one holy hill to another, and look down from a series of mountain-altars upon the wrinkled map of sacred history without once descending into the valley or toiling over the plain.
The Sepulchre
Wherever the crucifixion took place, it was surely in the open air, beneath the wide sky, and the cross that stood on Golgotha has become the light at the centre of the world's night.
Going Down To Jericho
IN the memory of every visitor to Jerusalem the excursion to Jericho is a vivid point. For this is the one trip which everybody makes, and it is a convention of the route to regard it as a perilous and exciting adventure.
Jericho And Jordan - Good Samaritan's Road
IT is strange how every day, no matter in what mood of merry jesting or practical modernity we set out, an hour of riding in the open air brings us back to the mystical charm of the Holy Land and beneath the spell of its memories and dreams.
Passing Over Jordan
I HAVE often wondered why the Jordan, which plays such an important part in the history of the Hebrews, receives so little honour and praise in their literature. Sentimental travellers and poets of other races have woven a good deal of florid prose and verse about the name of this river.
A Journey To Jerash - Through The Land Of Gilead
I NEVER heard of Jerash until my friend the Archæologist told me about it, one night when we were sitting beside my study fire at Avalon. - It is the site of the old city of Gerasa, - said he. The most satisfactory ruins that I have ever seen.
A Journey To Jerash - Over The Brook Jabbok
There is a general monotony about this riding through Palestine which yet leaves room for a particular variety of the most entrancing kind. Every day is like every other in its main outline, but the details are infinitely uncertain—always there is something new, some touch of a distinct and memorable charm.
A Journey To Jerash - The Ruins Of Gerasa
WE are coming now into the region of the Decapolis, the Greek cities which sprang up along the eastern border of Palestine after the conquests of Alexander the Great.
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